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    Posted December 6, 2013 by
    ChrisMorrow
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    Luwero, Uganda
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Nelson Mandela: Your memories

    ChrisMorrow and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Remembering Nelson Mandela
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    Mandela Tributes from Uganda

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Veteran iReporter ChrisMorrow sent in these videos of Ugandans, many of whom work with the Just Like My Child charity in Luwero, central Uganda, mourning the loss of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Particularly poignant is 15-year-old Timyra Joi from the Voice's rendition of Amazing Grace with nun Sister Angela. "This is my first time in Africa and every day is an experience of beauty and sadness," our iReporter said. "I know Nelson Mandela has touched us all and I'm seeing it first hand."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    There is a heavy heart in Uganda today after hearing the passing of Nelson Mandela.

     

    I'm in the Luwero District in Uganda which is 2 hours north of Kampala and spoke with amazing ladies who Mandela has touch their heart and inspired them to dream, join the Peace Corps, Philanthropy, and hope for a better future for their country. Check out the videos.

     

     

    video 1 - Ugandan villagers celebrating Mandela
    video 2 - Sister Ernestine Akulu
    video 3 - Vivian Glyck - https://www.facebook.com/justlikemychildfoundation
    video 4 - Timyra Joi (TheVoice) & Sister Angela
    video 5 - Sister Ernestine Akulu
    video 6 - Tessa Davis

     

    With so much corruption in the Ugandan government, Sister Ernestine said, "The people of Uganda wish Mandela was our President."

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